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Photos published September 18, 2006

Submitted by Thomas Hayes, Company B, 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Aviation Brigade at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. Two soldiers from 563rd Aviation Support Battalion perform inspections on a UH-60 Black Hawk.

Submitted by Walter Challap. Sgt. Marcelino Gonzales, 22, of Wasto, Calif., makes sure his gunner’s compartment is ready before rolling out to an operation with U.S. and Iraqi army troops. He belongs to Company B, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division deployed in the southern part of Baghdad.

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Joseph Cappitte of the 828th Quartermaster Company in Q-West, Iraq. Capt. Ralph Ledbetter, 1st Lt. Terrence Shirk and Master Sgt. Ed Sabatine cut a cake commemorating the 828th Quartermaster Company reaching 1,000,000 mission miles in nine months.

Submitted by Sgt. Mayra Kennedy, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jason Boyer contacts a helicopter en route to Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, to pick up soldiers conducting operations.

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